Shawnee, Okla.— Triangle Sales recent two-day Winter Sale smashed 35 years of previous high sale records for the venue, after closing with a net average of $8,200 per head led by two full sister broodmares. The event was held Jan. 26 and 27 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and sale totals amassed an impressive Top 100 average of $18,500 with an 86-percent sales completion on 547
This year’s record average has transpired from a progressive increase in overall averages, which was $7,800 in 2018 and $6,200 in 2017. The popular “January Sale,” is historically Triangle Sales most anticipated sale, consistently driven by performance horses under saddle. The 2019 sale did not disappoint with record high averages and an extensive buying audience on site, as well as live
The sale’s line-up not only featured
Two full sisters led the high seller slots and rocked sale averages, beginning with Hip No. 61, Oh Miss Peacock (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty by Shorty Lena) going for $120,000. The 2007 bay mare sold with an embryo by Dual Rey and was among the sale’s four high selling horses all consigned by Tom and Julie Atwood, Sonoma, California.
Fellow Californians, Glenn
The Drakes also purchased Hip No. 77, AR Dual Peptolena (Dual Smart Rey x Cats Peptolena by High Brow Cat), a 2017 sorrel filly that went for $65,000. The filly was one of two 2-year-olds that marked strong sales, both consigned by the Atwoods, which included a 2017 sorrel colt, Hip No. 57, AR Stylish Metallics (Metallic Cat x Stylish Lizzie by Lizzys Gotta Player) who sold for $45,000. Glenn Blodgett, DVM of Four Sixes Ranch made the purchase representing Perry Johns, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mozaun and Sarah McKibben, Whitesboro, Texas, also brought an incredibly successful consignment offering, selling the next three high sellers. Their consignments included Garfielddacat (Cats Greystone x Holey
Cutting horses led sales by discipline, with cutting bred broodmares bringing an unprecedented $30,000 per head average. National Cutting Horse Association money earners posted an average of $18,200 per head, followed by 2-and-3-year-old cutting prospects for $11,000.
The Winter Sale’s Shawnee Session featured an incredible offering of diversity and talent, consisting of ranch horses, ropers and solid riders. The session’s top seller was a Gypsy Vanner, sold as Hip No. 515 to buyer Don Doak, Las Cruces, New Mexico. High Brow Gypsy (Scfs Samson x Flying W Farms Lady Dales) was a 2012 black tobiano gelding and at $40,000, helped drive the Shawnee Session to an overall $5,200 average, with trained horses bringing an average of $7,000 per head, followed by 2-and-3-year-old prospects at $4,200.
The strong sales generated an incredible start to the 2019 Triangle Top $10,000 Club, designated for horses bringing more than $10,000, with an addition of 100 horses from the one sale.
“I didn’t think our 2018 Winter Sale could
“That quality was reflected in the Top 100 high selling horses,” Ware continued. “It would be hard to find that group of horses of various disciplines of this overall quality — from black type cutting horses all the way to a Gypsy Vanner, anywhere else in the world.”
Press Release Courtesy of Jim Ware’s Triangle Sales
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